Sunday, June 9, 2013

Next Stop: Philadelphia, PA Spring 2015

Thanks for joining us in San Francisco this year.

See you next time, in Philadelphia in 2015!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

One Week Away!

Dear All,

We are so excited to see you all next week in San Francisco for the Structural Competency Symposium on Friday and the Physician Scholars Conference on Saturday and Sunday.

Please check the program regularly as we update it often.

Registration will be open from 8-9am each morning. We will be having sign-ups for the workshops so come early, get a spot, and enjoy catching up with old and new friends over breakfast, which is provided. On site-registration by cash or check only.

Campus Map with directions posted in link above.

Early bird prices in effect until Saturday.

Friday's symposium does not require registration and is open to all.

See you soon!

Sunday Film: "Dying Wish"

We are proud to present a film by UCSF Anthropology PhD student, Francesca Nicosia, MA:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Structural Competency Symposium, Friday 4/12

In conjunction with the National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities, this one-day conference on structural competency explores a new clinical politics for understanding the relationships among race, class, and symptom expression. This one-day conference will assemble multidisciplinary practitioners and theorists to explore Structural Competency, a new clinical politics for understanding the relationships among race, class, and symptom expression that proposes that a host of disorders (e.g. hypertension, obesity, smoking, medication “non-compliance,” post-traumatic syndromes, depression, psychosis) must be addressed as the downstream implications of upstream decisions (e.g. food delivery systems, housing discrimination, urban infrastructure failure, biocapitalism, diagnostic codes).

            Structural competency extends beyond cultural competency to address the pathologies of institutions and policies that alter the behaviors and biologies of individuals.

Specific questions that this conference will address include:
  • What structures help define illness and health?  To what means, and to what ends?
  • What methods exist (or need to be developed) for training clinical eyes to see social contexts?
  • What competencies and interdisciplinary sensibilities are required in order to act on these structures?
  • Which imaginative structural approaches to promoting social justice might medical and public health practitioners adapt from practitioners and activists in fields outside of medicine?
  • What alliances and new forms of coalition need to emerge in order to impart structural change?

For more information, please visit the structural competency website.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Preliminary Program

We've posted the preliminary program for BOTH:

Structural Competency Symposium (FRI)
Physician Scholars Conference (SAT/SUN)

see links above for schedule and more information about the Structural Competency day.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Early Bird Registration

Super Early Bird Prices expire soon! Sales extended through monday, 2/18.
Make payable to:
UC Regents
in "for" section: MD/PhD conference

Include a note with:
Physician Scholars Conference April 2013
Your Name Stage of Career Institution

 Mail to:
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
533 Parnassus Avenue, Room U-583
San Francisco, CA

Monday, February 11, 2013

Thanks for your submissions!

Thank you all. The submission period is now over.  Please wait to hear from us in an email about your submission.